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Wisdom and Ignorance

327 aphorisms  ·  9 comments

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (199 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.

[aphorist] The Earl of Chesterfield, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (40 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A little learning is a dangerous thing, but a lot of ignorance is just as bad.

[aphorist] Bob Edwards, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (237 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Before God we are all equally wise -- and equally foolish.

[aphorist] Albert Einstein, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (214 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If a person feels he can't communicate, the least he can do is shut up about it.

[aphorist] Tom Lehrer, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (71 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius.

[aphorist] Larry Leissner, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (1026 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A book is a mirror; if an ass peers into it, you can't expect an apostle to look out.

[aphorist] G. C. Lichtenberg, in [category] Art and Literature and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (43 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true.

[aphorist] John Lilly, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (61 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.

[aphorist] John A. Locke, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (132 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

Watch the traffic, the light will never hit you.

[aphorist] &quot;Moms&quot; Mabley, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (45 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused.

[aphorist] Shirley Maclaine, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (228 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

Those who can do, those who can't teach, and those who can't teach teach education.

[aphorist] Nicolas Martin, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (235 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. And inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.

[aphorist] Groucho Marx, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (313 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Philosophers have merely interpreted the world. The point is to change it.

[aphorist] Karl Marx, in [category] Law and Politics and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (36 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

No affectation of peculiarity can conceal a commonplace mind.

[aphorist] W. Somerset Maugham, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (86 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit.

[aphorist] W. Somerset Maugham, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (60 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

[aphorist] Andy McIntyre, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (291 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Education is civil defense against media fallout.

[aphorist] Marshall McLuhan, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (43 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The human mind treats a new idea the way the body treats a strange protein -- it rejects it.

[aphorist] P. Medawar, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (138 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood.

[aphorist] Henry Louis Mencken, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (151 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

An age is called Dark not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it.

[aphorist] James Michener, Space, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Space (paperback)

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